Additional information available on the Early Childhood Education Department website.
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The Associate of Arts Early Childhood Teacher Education Preparation option is the result of a Statewide articulation agreement between the Colorado Community College System and the four-year colleges and universities. Students completing the following 60 hours will transfer in 100% of their classes and start as an entering junior at the following four-year schools: Adams State, Colorado Mesa University, Colorado State University-Ft. Collins, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University, University of Colorado-Denver and University of Northern Colorado. Please consult with your faculty advisor for the proper sequence of classes.
All students registered for ECE classes, both lecture-based and practicum-based courses, must submit to a criminal background check the first semester of enrollment. This process is completed on-line through the PPCC Human Resources Department, with an associated cost for the background check service. Further instructions are available on the ECE home page and will be provided the first day of class.
Courses marked with an asterisk [*] are not currently offered at PPCC.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Early Childhood Education Teacher Preparation program, students should be able to:
- Apply their knowledge of child development and learning to their teaching practices
- Develop family and community relationships
- Observe, document, and assess young children to make informed decisions
- Apply developmentally effective approaches to connect with children and families
- Use content knowledge to build meaningful curriculum
- Define and demonstrate being an early childhood professional
Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.